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Botanizers Afield: Myles Standish State Forest (for RIWPS Members)

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hudsonia ericoides, pine-barren false heather, photo DMCGrady

Myles Standish State Forest, public lands, which stretch into Plymouth, contain 26 square miles of Pitch Pine/Scrub Oak forest, and dozens of coastal plain ponds, also known as kettle ponds.  We will explore a coastal pond or two, keeping an eye out for the many species here, including hyssop-leaved hedge nettle (Stachys hyssopifolia), bayonet rush (Juncus militaris) , pine-barren false heather (Hudsonia ericoides), thread-leaved sundew (Drosera filiformis), to name a few. Blueberry, huckleberry and holly species flourish beneath the pines and oaks; come see if you can identify them.

We welcome you to submit photos from this walk for our Instagram. Send your photos to riwpsphotos@gmail.com. Please include the date and place as well as other relevant details.

Meeting Place: Forest Headquarters, 194 Cranberry Road, Carver, MA.   See directions below.

Link to Doug McGrady’s Flickr photo albums from Round and Three Corner Pond.
Link to pdf of Myles Standish State Forest map and other info

NOT YET A MEMBER? See our Membership page.

NOT SURE IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENT? Contact office@RIWPS.org

See our Botanizing Walks home page for important details about this walk series as well as our other walks.

Directions from Providence, RI:
· From I-195 east, take exit 21 in Wareham, MA, and turn right (southeast) onto MA-28 (Cranberry Hwy).
· Go .8 miles and turn left (north) onto Tihonet Rd.
· Go 1.4 miles to where Tihonet Rd turns sharply right into the “Farm to Market Village”.  Do NOT turn right, but continue straight (north) on Farm-to-Market Rd.
· Go 1.5 miles and the road changes to Federal Rd.
· Go 2.5 miles to the end, and turn right (east) onto Cranberry Rd.
· Go 1.5 miles to the end, and park at the Forest Headquarters. We will carpool from here.

 

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Date:
August 14
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Details

Date:
August 14
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
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